West Ham vs Watford predictions: Premier League preview & line-ups

West Ham United vs Watford – 101 Great Goals prediction: West Ham 1-2 Watford

Watford to win 2-1 at West Ham is 10/1 with Paddy Power.

Although the sides head into this one separated by just one league position, Watford could be considered slight favourites due to their superior recent form.

Watford also have a favourable away record this season, despite their recent woes on the road.

West Ham vs Watford: Who will win?

West Ham are surprising favourites to win this game with the bookies: 11/8.

Watford can be backed at an attractive looking 15/8.

Gerard Deulofeu, who looked very impressive against Chelsea, is 8/1 to score the first goal. And, 16/5 to score anytime.

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Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney of Watford reacts after scoring the first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 5, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

West Ham vs Watford: Premier League preview

West Ham host Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Watford were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Vicarage Road in November. Will Hughes and Richarlison were the scorers on the day.

The two sides head into Saturday’s clash separated by just one position and three points in the league table.

West Ham made it four matches without a win last weekend, losing 3-1 away to Brighton.

Javier Hernandez equalised for the Hammers before the home side scored two more goals in the second half.

Watford 4 – Chelsea 1: Shock of the season

Javi Gracia’s men pulled off one of the results of the season last time out, beating 10-man Chelsea 4-1 at home to earn their first win in five matches.

Troy Deeney opened the scoring in the first half from the penalty spot, before Eden Hazard looked to have bagged a point for the Blues with an equaliser in the 82nd minute.

What followed was a 10-minute Blitz from the home side, with goals from Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra.

Despite having the 8th best away record in the Premier League this season, Watford have failed to win any of their last six league matches on the road.

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Marko Arnautovic celebrates at Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at John Smith’s Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

West Ham team news vs Watford

Pedro Obiang is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

Arthur Masuaku continues his six-match ban which will see him only return in mid-March.

Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are long-term absentees.

David Moyes will be hoping to have Marko Arnautovic fit again, although Edimilson Fernandes is set to miss out with an ankle problem.

West Ham’s injury list could see Pablo Zabaleta slot into central midfield.

New signing Patrice Evra is available but it would be a surprise if the Frenchman starts the game.

Watford team news vs West Ham

Watford’s absentee list remains lengthy as ever.

Troy Deeney somehow escaped another ban for his offensive goal celebration against Chelsea.

The match is likely to come too soon for Younes Kaboul who is on his way back from a metatarsal fracture.

Craig Cathcart could return from a long-term knee injury, while Tom Cleverley and Heurelho Gomes will be hoping to recover from hamstring and back problems respectively, although backup goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis could start.

Nathaniel Chalobah, Miguel Britos, Will Hughes, Molla Wague, Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele and Tommie Hoban all remain sidelined.

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West Ham predicted line-up vs Watford

Predicted West Ham XI vs Watford

Predicted West Ham XI vs Watford

Watford predicted line-up vs West Ham

Predicted Watford XI vs West Ham

Predicted Watford XI vs West Ham

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